Alabama Shakes singer/guitarist Brittany Howard’s lung capacity will one day allow her to:
A) power a Mars expedition
B) summit Everest without additional oxygen
C) build a Stairway to Heaven
D) stop bullets in mid-air Matrix-style
E) breathe life into the lifeless corpse of rock’n’roll
F) all of the above
I possess no scientific evidence to back any of these claims. All I have to support my hyperbole is video of Alabama Shakes playing “Gimme All Your Love” on “SNL”. The chorus – Good Lawd, the chorus!!!! – consists of Howard huffin’ and puffin’ and blowin’ the whole Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center down with her all-caps demands of “GIMME ALL YOUR LOVE” and “GIMME ALL YOU GOT, BABY”.
Listen for yourself.